Friday, 4 July 2014

Ode True Food wins a Catey Award - I love Ode Cafe, Shaldon

I happened to be at Cafe Ode yesterday morning when Tim Bouget showed me the bronze Catey
2014 award that Ode True Food has won for Sustainability.

An amazing achievement...and a heavy piece of real bronze.


The coffee in the cafe was as good as ever, the sun was shining and the company was great!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Birthday Hedgehog Cake - Handmade by My Daughter

I asked my son what kind of cake he wanted to mark him becoming a teenager....and yet again, it was a hedgehog cake.  Luckily my daughter stepped in to make it (aged 14) and the results were impressive:


My own for comparison is here.  There is also a great Jane Asher Cabbage cake on that page - still makes me laugh.

Basically you bake 2 chocolate cakes and then loads of chocolate butter cream and sandwich them together, and use stuff to decorate it and turn it into a 'hedgehog'.

My daughter used Mint Imperials with black edible ink for the eyes, a lot of Cadbury flakes and a Chupa Chups lollipop for the nose!  I think her cake is better than mine.  Oh dear.